Learn new skill: FG launches digital Nigeria portal, mobile app

2 min read The Federal Government has launched a Digital Nigeria Portal and Mobile Application in furtherance of the Digital Nigeria Programme, which was kick-started by President Muhammadu Buhari, on March 19, 2020. Dr Isa Pantami, the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy (FMCDE) performed the virtual launch of the mobile application on Monday in Abuja. Pantami said it was part of the…

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Nigerians pay N2tr for calls, data in six months

4 min read • COVID-19 pushes up expenditure amid poor services • Each subscriber spends N1,725 monthly • GSM operators see more growth, MTN claims pandemic spike data usage The COVID-19 pandemic and its economic disruptions notwithstanding, the first half of the year has yielded huge revenue, amounting to N1.97 trillion, for telecommunications operators. The amount was spent by subscribers on telephony services,…

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SpaceX brings NASA astronauts home safe in milestone mission

3 min read America’s first crewed spaceship to fly to the International Space Station in nearly a decade returned safely to Earth on Sunday, splashing down in the Gulf of Mexico. The successful mission, carried out jointly by SpaceX and NASA, demonstrated that the United States has the capacity once more to send its astronauts to space and bring them back. The SpaceX…

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Founder of Nigeria’s Gokada found dismembered in New York apartment: media

2 min read A technology entrepreneur who founded Nigeria’s Gokada ride-hailing app was found decapitated and dismembered in a luxury New York apartment with a power saw plugged in nearby, New York media reported late Tuesday. Police on Wednesday confirmed the death of Fahim Saleh in a statement and deemed it a homicide but offered none of the grisly details reported in New…

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Google announces 100,000 Scholarships – Learn how to apply

2 min read Google is now offering 100,000 scholarships. Here’s how you can get one. Here’s what you need to know. Google Scholarships Google is giving away 100,000 scholarships so you can earn an online certificate in these three areas: data analytics; project management; and user experience (UX) design Here’s the kicker: Google will treat these online Google Career Certificates as the equivalent of a four-year…

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Huawei 5G kit must be removed from UK by 2027

8 min read The UK’s mobile providers are being banned from buying new Huawei 5G equipment after 31 December, and they must also remove all the Chinese firm’s 5G kit from their networks by 2027. Digital Secretary Oliver Dowden told the House of Commons of the decision. It follows sanctions imposed by Washington, which claims the firm poses a national security threat –…

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Extend US Facebook boycott to Europe, campaigners urge

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Calls follow Mark Zuckerberg’s dismissal of anti-hate-speech campaign in meeting with staff

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Germany launches 5G auction amid row with US over Huawei

3 min read Germany launches its auction Tuesday for the construction of an ultra-fast 5G mobile network as a transatlantic dispute rages over security concerns surrounding giant Chinese telecoms equipment maker Huawei. The United States has threatened to end intelligence sharing with Berlin if it does not exclude hardware made by Huawei from the infrastructure, arguing that Chinese equipment could help Beijing spy…

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Stephen Hawking, cosmology’s brightest star, dies aged 76

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The physicist and author of A Brief History of Time has died at his home in Cambridge. His children said: ‘We will miss him for ever’

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Huawei, Samsung launch new gadgets

3 min read China’s Huawei and Samsung launched new gadgets on Sunday,on the eve of the opening of the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain. While Huawei launched a new laptop and tablet to cement its place among the world’s three biggest electronic device manufacturers, Samsung unveiled its new flagship smartphone, Galaxy S9 with a focus on augmented reality features as it seeks to…

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